Reaching my Dreams

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I have always wanted to publish at least one children’s book. In the course of just a few months (thanks to the encouragement of my family), I was able to reach my dream and publish two children’s books – Jobs of a Preschooler and Pickles, Pickles, I Like Pickles.

I had a lot of fun putting these books together, and I look forward to (hopefully) publishing many more children’s books in the future – I have many ideas! The interesting thing about reaching one goal is that it sometimes leads to another goal. I would love to publish a children’s book series through a traditional publisher in the future – a lofty goal that hopefully can be reached someday.

For the time being; however, I have decided to take a little break from publishing children’s books to pursue a different goal of mine – write articles and guest posts that will be published in magazines and websites. Last year, I started a blog called Thrifty Crafty Homeschool Mom, but (long story, short) I discontinued it earlier this year.

Maybe I will someday turn my love of writing into a career, but as of now, I am only writing for fun when I can. I am definitely learning a lot through this process! I have done some research, and I understand that having articles accepted in magazines and websites can be very difficult. I know there may be a lot of rejection, but I am eager to see what I am able to accomplish.

Last week, I researched and submitted a few articles/article ideas. I was excited to learn that one article will be published in a magazine in its September edition (I will post something when it is published), and another one of my articles was published on Money Saving Mom (you can read that guest post here).

Another article idea was approved, but I haven’t heard if the actual article was accepted. I was very honored that one magazine actually asked me if I would be interested in being a regular columnist for them. It was a very difficult decision for me since it would have been a wonderful opportunity for a great magazine (still praying I made the right choice), but I decided to decline.

Even though I will not be publishing any more children’s books right now, I do plan to still visit a few libraries this year to read my books and do some activities.  This past year, I have been blessed with many incredible experiences, and I am eager to see what the future will hold.

What dreams/goals do you have that you hope to accomplish?

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